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Apurva Dubey (19th rank)

Question: What was your strategy for this examination?

Apurva: I was focused determined and also I abided by the advice tendered by friends and teachers. 

Question: How did plan for Preliminary examination.

Apurva: It requires exhaustive study. Certain topics have to be dealt in greater details and before exams a quick revision is required.

Question: What is your opinion about General Studies?

Apurva: .It is vast but recently a shift has been seen from factual to questions requiring understanding which is a good trend.

Question: What is the best way to prepare current affairs?

Apurva: Being regular with magazines & newspapers like I took help of Civil Services Chronicle & its special issues which helped me a lot.

Question: What about time management.

Apurva: Since I was doing law parallely it took a lot time but a regular and consistent schedule helped me.

Question: What was your strategy for Mains?

Apurva: For mains both the optionals were crucial and was to be done thoroughly, but for GS I read few books & certain selected topics etc.

Question: What should be criteria to select optional?

Apurva: It should be taken on basis of your own understanding rather than popularity. It helps you to articulate well. As in my case I chose law as my first optional.

Question: Tell me something about interview.

Apurva: It was cordial board. I was interviewed by IMG Khan Sir He was very interactive and supportive as well.

Question: What are your suggestions for the new comers?

Apurva: Be focused patient and determined. Work hard. It will surely yield the results. All the Best.

Question: How important is the length of answer?

Apurva: Not really But yes it shouldn’t be too short as it would not convey what you want to express.

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